The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 234 217 149
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 11 30 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.43% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.91% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 116
Average salary £45,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.92% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1531 1574 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.81% 22.34% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1208 1482
Average salary £38,462 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cumbria - 1 £65,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (83.33%) SQL
4 21 (70.00%) SharePoint
5 20 (66.67%) C#
6 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
6 19 (63.33%) Windows
7 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
8 16 (53.33%) .NET
9 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (50.00%) WCF
10 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
11 12 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (36.67%) IIS
12 11 (36.67%) HTML
12 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
13 10 (33.33%) MCSE
13 10 (33.33%) Citrix
13 10 (33.33%) CCA
13 10 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (33.33%) VMware
13 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (33.33%) Office 365
14 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
14 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (36.67%) IIS
4 9 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
4 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 2 (6.67%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Technical Architect
4 7 (23.33%) Consultant
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Design Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Software Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Senior SharePoint Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst Programmer
8 2 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (6.67%) Programmer
8 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) .NET
2 15 (50.00%) WCF
3 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (36.67%) HTML
5 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 9 (30.00%) Ajax
5 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (20.00%) WPF
6 6 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) AIX
2 9 (30.00%) Solaris
2 9 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) OOA/OOD
2 9 (30.00%) OO
2 9 (30.00%) CRM
2 9 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (30.00%) Migration
3 8 (26.67%) SDLC
3 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 8 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.00%) MVVM
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) SQL
2 20 (66.67%) C#
3 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
4 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (6.67%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (33.33%) MCSE
2 10 (33.33%) CCA
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (30.00%) CCEA
3 9 (30.00%) MCP
3 9 (30.00%) MCAD
3 9 (30.00%) MCTS
4 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) MCPD
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
7 1 (3.33%) CCNA
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) HP
3 8 (26.67%) EMC
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Capita
Greater Manchester
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